Sweet and Sour Pot Roast in Tomato Sauce

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by DrGaellon

One of my favorite childhood recipes. I found it again in my mother's handwritten cookbook... I don't know where she got it (neither of my grandmothers made pot roast like this).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in fat until brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Season meat on all sides with salt and pepper, then brown in fat remaining in pot.
  3. Pour tomato sauce over meat. Add onions back, along with bay leaves.
  4. Cover tightly and simmer one hour.
  5. Remove meat from pot and slice across the grain into 1/4 inch (or slightly thinner) slices. Return to pot.
  6. Add crushed tomatoes, sugar, lemon, and any other seasonings you like (thyme, oregano, garlic). Simmer another hour or more.
  7. This can also be made in a crockpot - after browning the onions and the meat, put everything into a crockpot for 6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.

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